My name is Prem Nichani and I will be entering my first year of medical studies at University of Toronto in the Doctor of Medicine, MD program to develop a better understanding of modern health care and research. I recently finished my undergraduate degree in the Honours Health Sciences, HBSc program at Wilfrid Laurier University.
In pursuit of my interest in healthcare and medicine, specifically paediatric medicine, I have been motivated me to continue to volunteer at The Hospital for Sick Children, a commitment I have held for the past seven consecutive summers now (2011-2017), continuing to be of service this summer in the Emergency Department and in Special Events. Past work experience includes my role as the owner and a DJ for Six Side Entertainment which provides DJ, photography, and videography services for weddings, corporate events, and other special events. In the summer of 2016, I was fortunate to have an opportunity as an intern at Columbia University Medical Centre where I shadowed doctors, attended meetings in which genetic screening results for patients were discussed, and analyzed files for drug resistance, gene fusions, mutations, copy number, and more. In the summer of 2015, I was was involved in an ovarian biology project with the Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) and in conjunction with CReATe Fertility Centre in Toronto. In the summer of 2014, I was fortunate to receive an NSERC USRA to work on my own bacterial protein project in the lab of Dr. Matthew Smith. I also spend time in the ER at Grand River Hospital as a volunteer and was a kindergarten volunteer for children with special needs at Kids’ Ability.
Aside from the sciences, I make sure to take time doing other things I love to do including DJing (DJ Mocha Love), music production, and website design. My favourite author is John Grisham and I know that I would be nothing without my friends or family. I am currently interested in the literature of Atul Gawande and is in the process of reading Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes to an Imperfect Science in my spare time.